Rue and aster, ivy and penta

Meadow rue (lavender mist), an under-appreciated flower, I think. Struggled a bit in the heat of July, but coming back strong now.

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This one’s going out to all the mums-haters out there. See what a nice backdrop those dark red mums make for the bright purple asters? Come on — come over the dark side of mum-loving. The water’s nice and warm…

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(A neighbor did tell me this morning that she was sad to see my mums, which I do understand, as a sign of autumn’s imminence.)

Library perilously close to being swallowed by ivy. If I have to choose between my books and my plants…

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Pentas in an outside planter. I’ll dig them up and bring them inside before the frost, and they should make a nice tropical houseplant.

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